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  • Summary: Eminem, 50 Cent, and Nate Dogg are among the guests on the Detroit rapper's second release.

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Convict Shady Convict music Guess who's back Still we here, haters A-Tan and Obie, Trice Yeah Whatcha gonna do it with it, A? Whatcha gonna do? Take... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Vibe
    70
    Eminem complements [Trice's] sinister outlook with equally gloomy production. [Aug 2006, p.140]
  2. Blender
    60
    The anti-sentimentality gets a bit relentless over 18 songs. [Aug 2006, p.118]
  3. Entertainment Weekly
    58
    This round goes down like a cheap well drink. [18 Aug 2006, p.139]
  4. Ill-advised collaborations and uncharacteristic subject matter mar proceedings, particularly the record’s dragging second half.
  5. Spin
    40
    Dreary production from hometown benefactor Eminem does little to liven things up. [Aug 2006, p.82]
  6. The Second Round isn't much different from the first.
  7. Second Round’s on Me just emphasizes everything that’s wrong with gangsta rap.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. AntonN
    Nov 23, 2006
    10
    This album is a rap classic! Hands down the best rap album of the year! No dought that the album isn't getting the play it should becaue This album is a rap classic! Hands down the best rap album of the year! No dought that the album isn't getting the play it should becaue it is truly to hardcore to fit in with the common airplay. But for true hip hop heads this album is a must buy! Obie shows exactly why he's Eminem's first signee! Before 50! Expand
  2. NatB
    Jan 9, 2007
    10
    Its perfect.
  3. JamalW.
    May 11, 2007
    10
    The best album I've done herd!
  4. spurioush
    Aug 17, 2006
    9
    Great production, lyrics that flow well, hot beats. Can't ask for much more!
  5. RalphI.
    Jun 28, 2008
    8
    Real street rap. No gimmicks.
  6. DaveK
    Aug 16, 2006
    8
    Better than the first, Obie can never live up to the hype of his lable, his Mentor or his own statements. Yet he does come strong with Better than the first, Obie can never live up to the hype of his lable, his Mentor or his own statements. Yet he does come strong with feeling and heart, more than you can say for most hiphop out right now. Obie stands on his own and is getting closer to breaking out, at least closer to breaking out as eminem's boy from detroit Expand
  7. HotYoko
    Oct 17, 2006
    3
    Obie, you have GOT to get your shit together. After Cheers dropped, a lot of people were paying attention, and the high-profile kids you were Obie, you have GOT to get your shit together. After Cheers dropped, a lot of people were paying attention, and the high-profile kids you were running with seemed to be working hard just to keep up. For round two, unfortunately, you seem distracted by glam and hell-bent on celebrity. It doesn't look good on you, so take whoever told you to jock Jay Z and send him to the trauma center. It's okay, don't sweat it too hard. Everyone knows round three gets you laid. Expand

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